Film Festival to Feature Look At Looney Tunes Maestro Jones
"The Famous Firsts of Chuck Jones" set for closing night at Reston's Washington West Film Festival.
The Washington West Film Festival has added several more short and feature-length film to the lineup of events at the inagural event.
The festival will take place in Reston and Herndon Nov. 3 -5.
Among the additions is The Famous Firsts of Chuck Jones, which will look at the first cartoons and creative process of Academy Award-winner Chuck Jones.
Jones was the creator of such Warner Bros. characters as Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, and Pepe Le Pew & co-creator of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, and Daffy Duck. He directed over 250 animated shorts while at Warner Bros; he received an Academy Award for The Dot and The Line in 1965.
As part of the event ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery co-owner and Patch movie reviewer Leslie Combemale will present an accompanying exhibition. Rare original art from the career of this great artist will be shown as part of this presentation. For further education on the art of animation and Chuck Jones, go to www.artinsightsmagazine.com and www.chuckjonescenter.org.
For a web gallery of rare Chuck Jones original art, you can go to www.artinsights.com.
Also set for closing night Nov. 4 at Herndon's Center for Innovative Technology is the movie Harlistas: An American Journey. This movie follows Latino Harley-Davidson riders in the U.S. as they seek adventure and the American Dream.
The festival already announced that The Loving Story, an HBO Film about Richard and Mildred Loving, whose 1958 interracial marriage in Virginia led to a watershed Supreme Court case, and Sin City Picture House, will open and close the festival.
For a more complete schedule, including more than a dozen short films, and ticket information, click here.